Another Liverwort

Here is another liverwort.  The leafy structure–the thallus–persists throughout the year.  The sporophyte persists for only a few days.

I think this is an Asterella species.  This photograph was taken in the Ledges State Park on May 19, 2008.

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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2 Responses to Another Liverwort

  1. Mark Wetmore says:

    Thanks for all your posts Brer Bear, I really enjoy them. I’ve seen liverworts many times without knowing what I was looking at. Now I can’t wait to see the next one.

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